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'.

in the Soul

of

Ma,~.

a

prodigious number of

fi.lhes

into

his dif

...

ciples net, and at another tin1e receive that

tribute fron1 a ·

fifh

which he \vas to

pay

to

the ten1ple,

n1ight

eafrly ha·ve n1ade

hin1-

fclf the

richeft

pcrfon of the world.

Nay,

v;ithou

t

any

n1oncy

he could have n1ain–

tained

an ,arm·y powerful enough to bav<:!

jufHed

Cr:ejar

out

of his

throne;

having

oftner than

once fed

feveral

thoufands

wirh

a few loaves and

fi11all fiihcs .

But· to

fhew

how

fi11all

eHcen1 he had

o f

all

the cnjoy-

111cnts of

the world, he chofe

to

live in fo

poor

and mean a

condi<tion,

that

thuugh

t!Jefoxes had holes,

aNd

the birds

of

the air

' ·

had 11ejis, y·et he who was ford rmd hfl /r

of

all things, had not whereon to lay his head.

He

did

not frequent the courts of princes,

- nor affect the acquaintance· and

converfe·

of

great ones;

but,

being reputed

the fon

of a

carpenter,

he

had

fiihermen and

fl_,ch

other

poor

people

for his

con1panions,

and·

lived at fuch a rate as

fuitcd with

the

n1ean–

ncfs of

that condttion.

· And thus .I

an1 brought

unawares

to

fpeai~

of his

/;u;n,fi!J',

the

laft

branch

His

humility.

of the

divine

life;

'vhercin

he

.

was a moH: eminent

patcrn

unto

us,

that

we n1ip-ht

lea·rn of

IJn'i'l

to be tNeek

~md

io?lJ-

o

J

.

fy

in heart.

I

iJ-

all not

now

fpcak

of

that

infinite

condefcenfit.~n

of

the eternal

Son

C

2

~

of